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Produced By He Family

Pioneers and community leaders in Laoshan Village, the He family is one of the first to plant tea on the misty ocean-facing slopes of the Taoist Holy Mountain they call home.

Tasting Profile

  • SAVORY – milk, light cocoa, toast
  • SAVORY – graham cracker, vanilla malt
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – cherry
Click to watchHe Qing Qing in her family's workshop
DATE OF PICKINGSeptember 2016
Laoshan VillageShandong Province
ELEVATIONsea level
longjing quntiTea Varietal

This tea is one of Mr. He's special projects, carefully crafted with hand-picked smaller buds and oxidized in the sun over three days. The Autumn 2016 harvest is precious: with the particularly cold & harsh winter this year, the He Family lost about one third of their tea. These plants spent the summer recovering, and despite the lower yields still this fall, the He family has dedicated an early portion of the harvest to this labor intensive small bud black tea. The result this season is very light and delicate, with long lingering sweetness. The fall harvest has an almost milky or malted milk profile, with a much more mellow version of Laoshan Black's classic chocolate notes.

" Laoshan is known all over China first as a Taoist holy site, and second as the source of some of the best water in the country. The water gained its fame when it was included as the master ingredient in the original Tsing Tao beer recipe.... "

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 190° watersteep 50 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 190° watersteep 15 seconds
add 8 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


4 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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